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Illinois Uncontested Divorce Attorneys

Callahan & Hockemeyer can help you obtain an uncontested divorce so you can avoid a lengthy courtroom battle. If you and your spouse agree on the terms of your marital settlement, arriving at a compromise can be a less expensive, more efficient way to end your marriage.

Call Callahan & Hockemeyer at 847-543-6910 to schedule your free, confidential consultation. 

What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

Uncontested divorce is a common, simplified method of dissolving your marriage without the expense and hassle of mediation, the stress of a drawn out court battle, or the loss of control that occurs when a judge decides your future. Since the dissolution of your marriage can be achieved in as little as 30 days, uncontested divorce is an excellent option for spouses who want to settle things quickly so they can move forward with their lives.

Is Uncontested Divorce Right for You?

An uncontested dissolution of your marriage  may be the right choice for you if you and your spouse can agree on the important aspects of your divorce settlement. Before deciding to move forward with an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse should discuss:

  • The division of your assets and debts
  • Spousal maintenance (if any)
  • Child rearing rights and responsibilities

If you can agree on the way these issues should be handled, we may be able to help you skip the headaches that often accompany a traditional dissolution of marriage and expedite your divorce.

Do You Qualify for a Joint Simplified Divorce?

To qualify for a Joint Simplified Divorce in Illinois, you must meet certain requirements. These include, but are not limited to:

  • You cannot have any children with your spouse and pregnancy or adoption must not be pending.
  •  The combined value of each spouse’s individual retirement benefits cannot exceed $10,000.
  • The total value of your marital property must not exceed $50,000.
  • Gross income for each spouse cannot be more than $30,000 annually and combined gross income cannot exceed $60,000.
  • Your marriage must have lasted a maximum of 8 years.
  • You and your spouse cannot own any real estate.

If you meet these and a few additional qualifications, you may qualify to petition for a Joint Simplified Divorce. If, however, you do not meet one or more of the qualifications, you may still qualify for a “agreed uncontested divorce.”

What Is an Agreed Uncontested Divorce?

If you have children, own a home, earn higher incomes or have been married for a longer period of time, and you and your spouse agree on your settlement terms, we may still be able to help you expedite your divorce by filing an agreed uncontested divorce.

While our attorneys cannot provide legal advice to both you and your spouse, we can provide you both with the documents you need, explain the process and answer your questions, and review your financial affidavits and parenting plan to ensure you are in compliance with Illinois guidelines.

We will prepare your marital settlement agreement, dividing your assets and calculating child support and spousal maintenance pursuant to Illinois law. Once approved by both parties, we will file the documents and schedule a date to finalize your divorce in court (usually in a matter of just a couple of weeks.)

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